Whopper Gobbs© are characters created from time washed pieces of driftwood that have survived the mighty elements of Lake Erie. They are made from unusual shapes of driftwood - some even pulled from the embers of a bonfire. They've journeyed back to shore in search of a new life of mirth. Whether dancing and singing the day away, or roaming the village, Whopper Gobbs© provide plenty of glee for all to see, that's if you know where to look!! They're difficult to spot 'cause they hang in their clough in the Village of Smirch at Van Buren Point.
All pieces were selected for their unusual shapes - some hand painted, some stained, some with teeth, eyes and legs. Vintage buttons and zippers are often used, as well as 'found' things such as: metal washers, pop can tops, fiber from sisal ropes, pine needles, plastic, birch bark, mesh from produce bags and other items. All driftwood has been cleaned, dried, stabilized and hand waxed or varnished for durability and preservation.
Photos of all our Whopper Gobbs© are pictured HERE, and if you'd like to peruse the back story of any particular character, simply click on their name on the Family Tree at the bottom of the photo page. Whopper Gobbs© shown on the Tree without links have not yet been created. Please check back frequently for new additions.
Purvis survived a lighting strike some years back and ever since then he's been a little...unique.
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Shipping Charges: Due to the custom nature of our products, it's not possible for us to determine accurate shipping costs when you place your order. Once your item(s) is/are ready to send out, we'll email you a PayPal invoice for the actual shipping charges. There are no handling or other extra fees...you only pay what it costs us to send your order, and we'll pick the least expensive way possible for you. Your order will ship as soon as payment for shipping charges is received.